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Nurse Constance Muriel Steell

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Nurse Constance Muriel Steell Reply with quote

Nurse Constance Muriel Steell (I am presuming she was VAD but do not know for sure). Died on duty at Bradford War Hospital 20th March 1917. She is buried in Colinton Parish Churchyard, Edinburgh.

I have mailed Terry to let him know that she is a possible but regret that I will not be able to research this one myself.

Any takers?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following article (Yorkshire Post: 26.06.1919) tends to suggest Bradford War Hospital was run by the Military Authorities (it was returned to the Board of Guardians in 1919).

The last paragraph also mentions a communique from the Secretary of the War Office regarding war gratuities for the nursing staff.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piece from Bradford Remembering: 1914-1918

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this would be worth pursuing. I don't know if these articles alone would satisfy Terry or a specific document relating to the War Office taking over the hospital is required.

I think Nurse Muriel Steell would be commemorated by the CWGC and would be a great outcome.

I have enough on my plate at the moment also.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
I think this would be worth pursuing. I don't know if these articles alone would satisfy Terry or a specific document relating to the War Office taking over the hospital is required.

I think Nurse Muriel Steell would be commemorated by the CWGC and would be a great outcome.

I have enough on my plate at the moment also.

Mark


I would say that you have MORE THAN enough on your plate seeing all your recent postings. Thanks for the articles. I will wait to see what my email to the Red Cross turns up before going forward with this one.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Illness delayed me for awhile but here is my profile for Constance Mildred Steell –

Constance Muriel Steell was born 1888 *** in Florida U.S.A. to British parents Edwin Landseer Steell and Lylie L Steel, born 1869 in Berlin , Germany. Her parents were on holiday in the U.S.A.

The 1891 census records Constance, age 3 years, *** was living with her grandfather, Gourlay Steell aged 72, an animal painter, at 2 Palmerstone Place, Edinburgh with her mother and aunt Jessie G. Steell and the 1901 census records Constance living with her parents at Hawthorn Vale, Kinross, Scotland.

No further useful information was found on the web and a letter to the G.R.O. to ascertain if Constance’s name appeared in the British Colonial Birth Register went unanswered***.

I did manage to obtain her Death Certificate that records she died from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis on 20th March 1917 whilst serving as a hospital nurse at Bradford War Hospital, Horton, Her death was registered by her father of Ardenlea, Juniper Green, Edinburgh and her age quoted as 26 ***

The British Red Cross responded to my request concerning her nursing status by advising me that they had searched all their records and found no record of a Constance Muriel Steell***. However, Constance is commemorated on the Colington Parish War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Juniper Parish Church, Edinburgh as a V.A.D. and her grave memorial has a large Red Cross impression on its surface

Constance is buried in Colington Parish Churchyard, Edinburgh her headstone quotes age as 29

*** It would appear that the age, 26, on the Death Certificate is incorrect and possibly an error in her non inclusion in British Red Cross records. If Constance’s birth was not registered in the USA British Colonial Birth Register she would in fact have been an American citizen..

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see you back here Tony. I hope you are feeling better.

Just for your records, it is Colinton, not Colington in Edinburgh. I take it this means she won't be commemorated.

Kind regards

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to hang my head in shame, due to my medical condition affecting my concentration I did not check for a STEELL when I found her name on Scottish War Mermorials forum. It appears I already had her in my records so here is a more accurate profile of Constance Muriel Steell :-

Constance Muriel Steell was born 1888 *** in Florida U.S.A. to British parents Edwin Landseer Steell and Lylie L Steel, born 1869 in Berlin , Germany. Her parents were on holiday in the U.S.A.

The 1891 census records Constance, age 3 years, *** was living with her grandfather, Gourlay Steell aged 72, an animal painter, at 2 Palmerstone Place, Edinburgh with her mother and aunt Jessie G. Steell and the 1901 census records Constance living with her parents at Hawthorn Vale, Kinross, Scotland.

No further useful information was found on the web and a letter to the G.R.O. to ascertain if Constance’s name appeared in the British Colonial Birth Register went unanswered***.

I did manage to obtain her Death Certificate that records she died from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis on 20th March 1917 whilst serving as a hospital nurse at Bradford War Hospital, Horton, Her death was registered by her father of Ardenlea, Juniper Green, Edinburgh and her age quoted as 26 ***

The British Red Cross responded to my request concerning her nursing status by advising me that they had searched all their records and found no record of a Constance Muriel Steell***. However, Constance is commemorated on the Colington Parish War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Juniper Parish Church, Edinburgh as a V.A.D. and her grave memorial has a large Red Cross impression on its surface

Constance is buried in Colington Parish Churchyard, Edinburgh her headstone quotes age as 29

*** It would appear that the age, 26, on the Death Certificate is incorrect and possibly an error in her non inclusion in British Red Cross records. If Constance’s birth was not registered in the USA British Colonial Birth Register she would in fact have been an American citizen..

Forgive my error.

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I emailed Terry Denham regarding Bradford War Hospital.

"Bradford War Hospital (No. N8 Western Command) is on the qualifying list".

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well! At least I have her recorded.

Regards,

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see you back Tony!

Hope you're keeping better.

Anne Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Anne nice to hear from you. Unfortunately due to my rheumatoid condition life is now so slow that my poor ladies do not get the attention that they should but life goes on.

Best wishes,

Tony
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copied from the Scottish War Graves Project website.

Surname STEELL
Firstname Constance Muriel
Service Number
Date Death 20/03/1917
Decoration
Place of birth
Other
SNWM roll WOMEN'S SERVICES.
Rank Nurse
Theatre of death Unknown

Also listed on the Colinton Parish War Memorial



Tonym wrote:
Constance is buried in Colington Parish Churchyard, Edinburgh her headstone quotes age as 29

I read the age on the headstone as 28 - zoom in on my photo here.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sent an email to Terry at In From the Cold project to ask if this is being progressed and if I can help with progressing it.
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